To register storages from incremental or differential backups
The Catalog Wizard starts.
If you register storages from an incremental backup, make sure you catalog the full backup and all subsequent incremental backups of this Exchange Server database.
If you register storages from a differential backup, make sure you catalog the full backup and the last differential backup of this Exchange Server database.
To register a storage
For more information on what items Recovery Manager for Exchange supports as storages, see Comparison of Recovery Manager for Exchange editions.
For more information about the Add Storage Wizard, see Add Storage Wizard.
You can also register source and target storages for restore operations when using the restore wizards provided by Recovery Manager for Exchange.
If you want to register an offline Exchange Server database (.edb file), we recommend that you copy the database locally to the Recovery Manager for Exchange computer. This speeds up working with the database and helps you avoid possible network-related issues you may experience when registering the database from a network share.
With Recovery Manager for Exchange you can register Exchange Server recovery databases (RDB) residing on Exchange Server 2010 or later and databases held in a recovery storage group (RSG) on Exchange Server 2007 or Exchange Server 2003. You can then use the registered databases as source storages to preview the message-level items they contain and search and restore data as needed.
The Recovery Storage Group (RGS) feature first appeared in Exchange Server 2003 and is included in Exchange Server 2007. This feature is designed to retrieve mailbox data without installing and configuring a separate Exchange recovery server. After creating a recovery storage group, you can restore online backup sets or copy offline database files to the recovery storage group. You can use Recovery Manager for Exchange to find and select mailbox items from mailbox stores in the recovery storage group, and restore the selected items directly to a mailbox or folder on a live Exchange Server.
The Recovery Database (RDB) feature was first introduced in Exchange Server 2010 and serves basically the same purpose as the databases held in a recovery storage group do: facilitate data extraction from a recovered mailbox database and restore the recovered data without having to deploy an Exchange recovery server. For more information on how to create and use a recovery database in Exchange Server, see the Help for your version of Exchange Server in the technical library at http://technet.microsoft.com.
Before registering a recovery database or database from a recovery storage group, make sure that:
While a recovery database or database from a recovery storage group is open in the Recovery Manager for Exchange user interface, it may be unavailable to other applications. To ensure the database is available to other applications, close the storage based on that database in the Recovery Manager for Exchange user interface.
To register a recovery database or database in a recovery storage group